A hand operated Musical Automata of three Travelling Musicians, probably French 1880s
Lot 64
A hand operated Musical Automata of three Travelling Musicians, probably French 1880s
£1,500 - 2,500
US$ 2,400 - 3,900

Lot Details
A hand operated Musical Automata of three Travelling Musicians, probably French 1880s
Three seated musicans playing fiddle, cello and oboe each with moulded bisque heads having painted features moulded hair and hats, wearing 18th century style clothes, two wearing original clothes with wire and wooden bodies, third with bisque/china lower limbs (redressed, lower limbs not original) seated in a painted cork and composition rocky surmount with dried flowers above, on an oval base containing musical movement, lever to front when turned each musicain moves and plays his instrument whilst two airs play, with glass dome, and paper label to base '2 airs'. 47cm (18.5in) high.
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